Laurens, Iowa

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Laurens, Iowa

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High Points

Laurens strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Laurens Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 15% Laurens Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Laurens, Iowa

Comparing Laurens to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 4 7
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Laurens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 82 miles E of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pocahontas
Standard Zip Codes 50554
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.846
Longitude -94.851

Laurens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Station STORM LAKE 2 E
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
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Laurens Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,476 100%
Male 694 47%
Female 782 53%
Under 18 354 24%
18+ 1,122 76%
65+ 377 25.5%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,457 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 11 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.1%

Estimated Laurens Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,326
Growth -150
Growth % -10.2%

Laurens Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 36.9%
English 8.7%
Irish 8%
Swedish 7.2%
US/American 6.7%
Dutch 6.7%
Norwegian 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
Danish 2.8%
Czech 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Scottish 1.8%
European 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Polish 1%
Canadian 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Laurens 1,476 $43,661
Albert City 709 $36,167
Havelock 177 $32,917
Mallard 298 $31,806
Marathon 302 $26,042
Pocahontas 1,970 $42,690
Webb 165 $31,500

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Laurens High Schools (2004)

Serves 153 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

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